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Old 03-23-2013, 04:59 PM   #1
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GTA - rear subframe bushing - where to do? I have parts.

Hi,

I got rear subframe bushings and rear control arm bushings...half way in I realized this is too much for me to do....I put everything back together now....heed help to have it done.

Can some one please direct me to a shop or a person who can change the bushings for the subframe and control arms (all rear)?

All ceased nuts and bolts is not an issue as I already dealt with...I can travel to place to have it done....I will pay cash fir this job.

PM or reply, I would like to do this with in next week.

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Old 03-24-2013, 10:03 AM   #2
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Rmp did mine.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:12 AM   #3
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stancefactory will take care of you
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:16 PM   #4
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what were the prices like to do this job?
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:13 PM   #5
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at least 5 hours of labour I'd bet.
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:19 PM   #6
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I dont recall. It was 4 years ago and i had other stuff done at the same time.

Give the shops a call.. Get a quote and go from there.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:45 AM   #7
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at least 5 hours of labour I'd bet.
I wouldn't think so if they're already off the car ready to be pressed
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:53 AM   #8
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I need full labor here...including full disassembly...I called BMP, but they want to see the car before giving a quate.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:33 PM   #9
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Getting it off the car is the hard part. If you don't have access to a press just burn the old bushings out, the new bushings can be pressed in using a piece of threaded rod and a couple of washers and nuts.
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:43 PM   #10
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This is where I'm with this. The old bushing has ceased to the frame...
It looks like once it get get it loose I will be able to use the heat gun to melt the old part and press it out with the floor jack.

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Getting it off the car is the hard part. If you don't have access to a press just burn the old bushings out, the new bushings can be pressed in using a piece of threaded rod and a couple of washers and nuts.
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Have you tried the threaded rod method? Nothing worked for me until that. Mine came off in 15 minutes of that method
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^ yup +1

5/8-11 tap into the bushing, screw a bolt into it, then pound it out from inside the car.
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If you still want to do the job have a look at these two links:

http://www.rtsauto.com/e30-rear-subf...l-and-install/

and

http://www.rtsauto.com/the-easy-way-...-arm-bushings/

If you don't have a vise, go get one, its hands down the most useful tool to have. The bigger the better. I have a ridgid f60, and it has been able to press in/press out anything and everything.

If you are looking to get a brand new vise, I would recommend looking into gray tools. They have very reasonably priced vises. If you are ok with getting a used vise. I know of a place that sells industrial grade vises in hamilton (vises from closed down steel factories) for damn cheap.
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:19 PM   #14
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I had a plan to go to Brafasco to get 5/8 lag bolt, since Home Depot and Canadian Tire do not carry bigger than 1/2....If I can get the bushing off with this methid, than It should be easy to get the rest of the job done....I will have to do the trailing arm bushings, but I may have some one else do this for me, since I'm no comfirtable disconnecting rear break lines...
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:23 PM   #15
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No? It's not hard or anything just be careful not to get fluid everywhere :p

Good time to replace ebrake cables and whatever brake/fuel lines are worn
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